Prince of Pop in benefit concert

Prince of Pop in benefit concert
by Isah V. Red
Manila Standard Today
Saturday – Sunday, August 6 – 7, 2011

Not many people in show business, especially those who come from nothing, think of the less privileged. And when you meet someone with a charitable heart, you doubt. Is this just for publicity? Or something that his or her drumbeaters can use to sell tickets for a movie or show.

Erik Santos strikes us as a rarity in a sea of plastic personalities.This guy seems sincere about being charitable.

That is why he will be having his first solo concert for the year called Power Ikons on Aug. 12 and 13, 8 p.m., at the Music Museum, to benefit the Bosom Buddies Cancer Foundation.

Cancer surivor Pinky Tobiano is the prime mover behind this foundation, which aims to help a lot of other people who have been suffering from the big C.

Erik has named the foundation as the beneficiary of the concert not because he has relatives or friends who are suffering from it, but because he believes in helping other people.

This charitable event will feature an excellent production that will highlight Erik Santos’ high caliber prowess in singing and performing.

Erik shares the stage with Star Power grand champion Angeline Quinto, Miss Saigon-Germany lead theatre actress Stephanie Reese, the G-Force Dancers and Pops Fernandez.

Erik’s charitable turn to benefit the Bosom Buddies Cancer Foundation is the singer’s way of giving back to share his blessings and his way of promoting his staunch support for breast cancer research, prevention and care. In fact, the show was borne out of Santos’ concept.

The title Power Ikons is a play on the singer’s name.

The Power Ikons show also signals Erik Santos’ transcendence into a higher level of professional artistry, where the singer takes his rightful “icon” status among the greats of OPM music.

Do your share of charitable act, watch Erik Santos and help someone with cancer.

For tickets, contact Ticketworld at 891-9999.

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